L. Pierre – Total Horizontal
‘an astonishingly evocative, emotionally potent record with a serene but terribly sad beauty’
– The Times (4/5)
‘It’s chill-out of the kind you won’t hear emanating from every barbecue ‘gathering’ in the street and most welcome for that reason alone.’
– Muzik (4/5)
‘Aidan Moffat’s debut solo album is a stunning collection of 21st century down-tempo bliss.’
– 7 Update (album of the week)
Sorry for the showing-off bit above but Hypnogogia, Lucky Pierre’s last album did pretty well (thankyou very much) and has become the Melodic label’s best-selling record so far. It was also a hit with a diverse range of DJs; from Gilles Peterson to Nick Warren (who named it his album of the year in 2002).
Lucky Pierre has, Puff-Daddy-style, changed his name for this single and forthcoming album. He will now be known as L Pierre. The previous meaning was a bit rude (go figure) and the lad’s gonna be turning 30 soon so a more mature L Pierre is what we have.
Aidan (Moffat, one half of Arab Strap and one full portion of L Pierre) felt there were two halves to the song so he decided quite simply to cut them in half for this single. Taken from the forthcoming new album ‘Touchpool’ (released in September/October) Total Horizontal is the longest track on the album weighing in at ten minutes fourty four seconds. The first half is is what you’ll be familiar with – the trademark epic samples over drum machine loops. The second half has more live instrumentation (guitars and trumpets) – the main difference between the new album and Hypnogogia.